Divorce is horribly painful for boys | WINTERY KNIGHT

I know that sometimes a divorce is a necessary evil, physical abuse, abandonment, all other ills that can make you fear for you or your kid’s safety. I am not judging, but we must as a culture quit acting like divorce is no big deal! We are hurting our kids! Please think long and hard before getting a divorce, especially if you have kids. We should also be more cautious about who we marry. It isn’t about who makes our heart race, it’s about raising a family in the best situation possible, and that is with a mother and father with a genetic connection to them. Sometimes we have to make due with what we have, but if you haven’t married yet, don’t settle, pick a partner that will stick around for their kids, even when times get tough!

About a month ago, one of my friends ECM committed suicide. He used to send me a lot of stories for this blog. Whenever we talked about his background, he would always point to his parents’ divorce as something that really hurt him badly, and caused him to abandon the faith of his childhood for drinking and promiscuity in college. I found an editorial on Fox News that talks about some of the things that he told me he had experienced.Suzanne Venker writes:Broken homes, or homes without a physically and emotionally present mother and father, are the cause of most of society’s ills. “Unstable homes produce unstable children”

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Advice from Chesterton: Don’t Take Down the Fence until You Know Why It’s There – Stand to Reason Blog

Some sound advice from G.K. Chesterton:

In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox. There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, “I don’t see the use of this; let us clear it away.” To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: “If you don’t see the use of it, I certainly won’t let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it.”

via Advice from Chesterton: Don’t Take Down the Fence until You Know Why It’s There – Stand to Reason Blog.